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Pono Kai Resort

4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Kapaa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pierz, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Coming from the negative temperatures of Minnesota; it was quite comical arriving at our hotel to find the desk clerks wearing wool coats and shivering at the 65 degrees of the evening! Very friendly staff no matter what day or what time of day it was. We had a second floor room overlooking the ocean. Very nice accommodations; had nothing... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We vacationed here and loved the location. Our young daughter loved feeding the koi fish and swimming in the pool. We had a first floor condo with a view of the ocean. The only cons would be that the bedroom was the first room to the left as you walked in the condo. The bedroom window faced the front where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 days for a getaway with my little family. I booked last minute with Rick. He was super fast and efficient! Checked in at the resort, it literally took less than 5 minutes. Fast, friendly service from the front desk! Got to the room and I was amazed at how updated and perfect the room was! New granite... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband took me here for a week after getting my teaching degree! The staff was very helpful. They even helped us get a shuttle to our Luau. The place is beautiful and quiet. The beds could be more comfortable but otherwise was great!

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the Hat
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the second resort we stayed at on Kauai and expectations were not high given the lack of interest/helpfulness of staff at the previous place. I had pretty much decided the folks of Kauai were tired of too many tourists. When we arrived at Pono Kai we were pleasantly surprised! We were greeted with the Hawaiian grace and hospitality... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was our first experience using our timeshare! We stayed in a one BR unit in building H on the second floor. The room was clean and very comfortable! The grounds were beautiful and very well maintained. The location of the resort was very good we were right in Kapaa where we could walk to restaurants, shopping and beach. The... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Property is older but is in great condition. We stayed in a one BR unit in the H building on the second floor of 3. The room was clean and well maintained but was a little noisy. The wall unit air conditioner did not do anything to cool the bedroom so it got quite warm. The grounds were beautiful and... More 

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Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We enjoyed being in the middle of the east side of the island. Was a central location from where we could either go explore the north shore or the east side or the south shore. There were plenty of things to do right there at the resort for free (tennis, shuffleboard, pool, hot tub, bocce, etc.) during down time and... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

After island hopping at hotel and resorts, we came to rest at Pono Kai condos for a week. It is a relaxing place to be. The resort is on the beach, although we were not able to get oceanfront, we can see the water from our balcony which otherwise has a "garden view". Quite pleasant other than the roosters crowing... More 

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Surrey BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This must be our 8th or 9thstay at Pono Kai. In terms of value for money, it can't be beaten. Close to shopping, the wonderful ocean path out front, clean, friendly, great beach... The staff can't do enough for us!

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of the Pono Kai. I am not sure if you stayed at one of the condos our vacation rental company manages, but glad to hear you return year after year. The close location to stores, restaurants, and the Kapaa oceanfront bike path are all very convenient! Mahalo, Keith Condominium Rentals Hawaii More 

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